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  • Pastors and Public Life: The Changing Face of American Protestant Clergy.
    Smidt, Corwin E. (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    1989, 2001, & 2009 data

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Change; Christian Reformed Church
  • Storming Zion. Government Raids on Religious Communities.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Susan J. Palmer (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Overview of government raids on religious minorities. An increase in raids in the 1990s was related to a shift of the anti-cult movement from brain washing accusations to child abuse ones. 6 case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Nuwaubian; Violence; The Family; State; Social movement; Scientology; Twelve Tribes; Persecution; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Child abuse; Branch Davidian; Brainwashing; Apostate; Anti-cult movement; Conflict theory; Moral panic
  • The Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints after the Texas state raid: Assessing a post-raid movement trajectory.
    Wright, Stuart A., and James T. Richardson (2014)
    Nova Religio 17:4: 38-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism.
    Pitt, Richard N. (2012)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on interviews with ministers & aspiring ministers of the Church of God in Christ; focuses on their sense of calling. Includes male clergy & female ministers. Many men never became pastors, despite ordination.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Clergy; Gender; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; African Americans; Dramaturgy; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • Pyrrhic Victory? An Analysis of the Appeal Court Opinions Concerning the FLDS Children.
    Schreinert, Tamatha L., and James T. Richardson (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 242-263..

    Examines the aftermath of court decisions favorable to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, returning their children to the families of church members.

    Associated Search Terms: Law; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • What the Other Half is Doing: An Analysis of Gender Inclusivity in Church of Christ Congregations.
    Johnson, Stephen D., and Lynette Sharp Penya (2011)
    Restoration Quarterly 53:4: 21-233.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Churches of Christ, U.S.A.
  • Political and Legislative Context of the FLDS Raid in Texas.
    Richardson, James T., and Tamatha L. Schreinert (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 221-241..

    Places the raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Eldorado, Texas, in the context of controversies over new religions.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Law; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Introduction.
    Wright, Stuart A., and James T. Richardson (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 1-22.

    Provides a general narrative of a state government raid on a polygamist ranch, showing that an anti-cult view prevailed over evidence in launching the raid.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; United States, Texas, Eldorado; Polygyny; Social construction of reality; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Persecution
  • Texas Redux. A Comparative Analysis of the FLDS and Branch Davidian Raids.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Jennifer Lara Fagen (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 150-177..

    Despite obvious differences, the 2 raids were similar in the role played by anticult activists & ex-members, the media, state agents, & accusations made.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Waco; Branch Davidian; Anti-cult movement; United States, Texas, Waco; Comparative; United States, Texas, Eldorado
  • Deconstructing Official Rationales for the Texas State Raid on the FLDS.
    Wright, Stuart A. (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 124-149.

    Explores stratagems & rhetorical themes used to raid a religious commune & separate children from their families.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral crusade; Moral panic; Social construction of reality; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Anti-cult movement; United States, Texas, Eldorado; Deviance amplification; Social problem; Apostate
  • The United Church of Christ in the Shenandoah Valley. Liberal Church, Traditional Congregations.
    Cavalcanti, H.B. (2010)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.

    Participant observation & interview study of UCC congregations in the Shenandoah Valley judicatory; local dynamics have more effect than national denominational policies.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Liberal, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; United States, Virginia; Participant observation
  • Fighting over "Mormon": Media Coverage of the FLDS and LDS.
    Cragun, Ryan T., and Michael Nielsen (2009)
    Dialogue: A Journalof Mormon Thought 43: 65-104.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Media; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Conflict
  • Organizational Context and the Sexual Harassment of Clergy.
    McDuff, Elaine M. (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:3: 297-316.

    Based on a 1996 survey of United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ pastors. As with other occupations, sexual harassment against clergy is affected by organizational climate.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; Sexual harassment; Organization; Disciples of Christ
  • What Americans Really Believe.
    Stark, Rodney, et al. (2008)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Based on the 2006 Baylor Survey on Religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; United States; Belief; Denomination (organizational entity); Atheist, U.S.A.; Strictness; Catholic, U.S.A.; Megachurch; Mormon, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Experience; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Communality; Contributions; Women; Nazarene, U.S.A.; State; Unitarian Universalist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Disciples of Christ; Practice; Politics, U.S.A.; New age; United Church of Christ; Membership; Social capital; Education; Media; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Under the Radar: AIDS Ministry in the Bible Belt.
    Koch, Jerome R., and Robert E. Beckley (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 47;4: 393-408.

    Associated Search Terms: Churches of Christ; Parish; Charities; AIDS; Social services
  • Factors Leading to Clergy Job Search in Two Protestant Denominations.
    Wildhagen, Tina, Charles W. Mueller, and Minglu Want (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 46:4: 380-403.

    Analyzes 1996 survey data from United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples) clergy; push factors rather than pull or sense of a new call explain new job-seeking activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; United Church of Christ; Occupation; Clergy
  • Awesome Families. The Promise of Healing Relationships in the International Churches of Christ.
    Jenkins, Kathleen E. (2005)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: International Churches of Christ; Family; Participant observation
  • Clergy-congregation Mismatches and Clergy Job Satisfaction.
    Mueller, Charles W., and Elaine M. McDuff (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:2: 261-273.

    Analyzes 1996 data from United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ clergy; clergy who are more liberal than their congregations experience job dissatisfaction, but not conservative clergy with liberal congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Job satisfaction; United Church of Christ; Disciples of Christ; Liberal/conservative; Clergy
  • Never on Sunny Days: Lessons from Weekly Attendance Counts.
    Iannaccone, Laurence R., and Sen F. Everton (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:2: 191-207.

    Explores the use of attendance counts. Uses examples of a Reformed Church in America congregation, a United Church of Christ one, & an American Baptist one. Plots attendance data across time for each.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed Church in America; American Baptist; Market model; Parish; Methodology; Practice; United Church of Christ
  • La place des morts dans le christianisme céleste.
    Noret, Joël (2003)
    Social Compass 50:4: 493-510.

    Associated Search Terms: Celestial Church of Christ; Syncretism; Death; Benin; Celestial Christian, Benin
  • Intimate Diversity: The Presentation of Multiculturalism and Multiracialism in a High-Boundary Religious Movement.
    Jenkins, Kathleen E. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:3: 393-409.

    Based on field studies of International Churches of Christ congregations, with comparisons to Baha'i & Peoples Temple. High boundary groups that are diverse offer greater exposure to intimate diversity, but in limited contradictory ways.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Diversity; Ethnic; Participant observation; Race; International Churches of Christ; Baha´i; Jonestown; Polity
  • The Language of God in the City of Man. Religious Discourse and Public Politics.
    Williams, Rhys H. (2003)
    In Corwin Smidt (ed.) Religion as Social Capital. Producing the Common Good. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, pp. 171-189.

    Religious language can bond at the cost of the bridging kind of social capital or bridge at the cost of the bonding kind.

    Associated Search Terms: Culture; Methodist, U.S.A.; Social capital; Discourse; United Church of Christ; United States
  • Black Clergy in the 2000 Election.
    McDaniel, Eric L. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 533-546.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from A.M.E. & C.O.G.I.C. clergy. Education & political interest predicted political involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Activism; Politics, U.S.A.; African Americans; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • The Political Attitudes and Activities of Mainline Protestant Clergy in the Election of 2000: A Study of Six Denominations.
    Smidt, Corwin E., Sue E.S. Crawford, Melissa Deckman, Donald Gray, Dan Hofrenning, Laura R. Olson, Sherrie Steiner, and Beau Weston (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 515-532.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from mainline Protestant clergy. Denominations differ in adherence to the social gospel & the moral reform movement. Differences in political party also occurred among & within denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed Church in America; Clergy; American Baptist; Protestant, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist; Disciples of Christ
  • 'Good' Jobs and 'Bad' Jobs: Differences in the Clergy Employment Relationship.
    Mueller, Charles W., and Elaine M. McDuff (2002)
    Review of Religious Research 44:2: 150-168.

    Analyzes 1996 survey data from clergy of 2 Protestant denominations; larger congregations provide both more material & more non-material support for their clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Disciples of Christ; Factor analysis; Clergy; Job satisfaction; United Church of Christ
  • Introduction.
    Wuthnow, Robert, and John H. Evans (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 1-24.

    Overview of American mainline Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Membership; American Baptist; Belief; Episcopal
  • Vital Conflicts. The Mainline Denominations Debate Homosexuality.
    Cadge, Wendy (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 265-286.

    Follows debates about homosexuality in 6 American Protestant churches.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Homosexuality; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Episcopal
  • The Gender Paradox in Work Satisfaction and the Protestant Clergy.
    McDuff, Elaine M. (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:1: 1-21.

    Analyzes 1996 U.s. survey data from United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ pastors. Explanations for greater job satisfaction among female clergy include subjective rewards & differential senses of justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Job satisfaction; United Church of Christ; Justice; Disciples of Christ; Women
  • Social Support and Compensating Differentials in the Ministry: Gender Differences in two Protestant Denominations.
    McDuff, Elaine M., and Charles W. Mueller (1999)
    Review of Religious Research 40;4: 307-330.

    Female clergy receive more social support from congregations, but have less material compensation.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; Social support; Clergy; Disciples of Christ; Women
  • A Life of Her Own. Role Change among Clergy Wives.
    Brunette-Hill, Sandi (1999)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 10: 77-90.

    analyzes 1990 questionnaire data from wives of Wisconsin United Church of Christ ministers; shows increases in activities not related to the husbands' congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Role; United Church of Christ; Clergy spouses; Women
  • Theology and the Position of Pastors on Social Issues: Continuity and Change Since the 1960s.
    Johnson, Benton (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 39:4: 293-308.

    Analyzes 1987 questionnaire data from Protestant clergy in Oregon; divergences were greater than in 1962, but conflict less common.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative Baptist; American Baptist; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; United States, Oregon; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Clergy
  • The Effects of Geographical Variability on Protestant Church Membership Trends, 1980-1990.
    Stump, Roger W. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:4: 636-651.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Nazarene; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; United Methodist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Membership; Ecology
  • American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity.
    Conkin, Paul K. (1997)
    Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Unitarian, U.S.A.; Unity School of Christianity, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Seventh-day Adventist; Holiness, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Universalist, U.S.A.; Churches of Christ, U.S.A.; Christian Science, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • The Role of Social Change in the Rise and Development of New Religious Groups in the Pacific Islands.
    Ernst, Manfred (1996)
    Münster: LIT-Verlag.

    Surveys the growth of evangelical & fundamentalist Christian churches in the South Pacific.

    Associated Search Terms: South Pacific; Campus Crusade for Christ; Wycliffe Bible Translators International; New Apostolic Church; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Assemblies of God; Christian Fellowship Church; Jehovah´s Witness
  • Lost in the Fifties. The Changing Family and the Nostalgic Church.
    Marler, Penny Long (1995)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman and Wade Clark Roof (eds.) Work, Family, and Religion in Contemporary Society. New York: Routledge, pp. 23-60.

    Explores effects of changes in family structure & of nostalgia on American religion; examines a United Church of Christ congregation near Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Membership; Nostalgia; Change; United Church of Christ; United States, Massachusetts, Springfield
  • Personal Autonomy in Religion and Marriage: Is There a Link?
    Wilson, John, and Mark Musick (1995)
    Review of Religious Research 37:1: 3-18.

    Analyzes 1987-88 interview data from married adult Americans; religious affiliates saw marriage as a lifetime commitment. Pentecostal, Baptist, & Christian/Disciples wives saw autonomy within marriage as less important.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; United States; Baptist, U.S.A.; Individualism; Mormon, U.S.A.; Practice; Autonomy; Family; Catholic, U.S.A.; Marriage
  • Generous Congregations, Generous Givers: Congregational Contexts that Stimulate Individual Giving.
    Olson, Daniel V.A., and David Caddell (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 168-180.

    Analyzes 1975-78 United Church of Christ survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; Contributions
  • Correlates of Religious Giving in Six Protestant Denominations.
    Donahue, Michael J. (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 149-157.

    Analyzes 1988-89 interview data from American Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Disciples of Christ; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Southern Baptist
  • Strategies for Evangelism and Growth in Three Denominations (1965-1990).
    Greer, Bruce A. (1993)
    In David A. Roozen and C. Kirk Hadaway 9eds.), Church & Denominational Growth. Nashville; Abingdon, pp. 87-111.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Membership; American Baptist
  • The Meanings of a Merger: Denominational Identity in the United Church of Christ.
    Newman, William M. (1993)
    In Jackson W. Carroll and Wade Clark Roof (eds.) Beyond Establishment. Protestant Identity in a Post-Protestant Age. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox, pp. 296-308.

    Based on 1985 discussion group data; church membership was more local than denominational.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; United Church of Christ; Merger; Ecumenism; Focus group
  • Prevalence and Correlates of New Age Beliefs in Six Protestant Denominations.
    Donahue, Michael J. (1993)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 32:2: 177-184.

    Analyzes survey data from 6 large American Protestant denominations; finds little support for astrology or necromancy, but some for more general "new age" attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Southern Baptist; New age; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Belief; Astrology; Necromancy; Disciples of Christ
  • Congregational Growth and Decline in Indiana among Five Mainline Denominations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A. (1993)
    In David A. Roozen and C. Kirk Hadaway (eds.) Church & Denominational Growth. Nashville; Abingdon, pp. 208-224.

    Based on 1980-88 data.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Episcopal; United States, Indiana; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • L'Église du Christ au Zaďre; Fromation et adaptation d'une protestantisme en situation de dictature.
    Kabongo-Mbaya, Philippe B. (1992)
    Paris: Éditions Karthala.

    Associated Search Terms: Zaire; Adaptation; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Churches of Christ, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • The Socio-religious Develoment of the Church of God in Christ.
    Baer, Hans A. (1992)
    In Hans Baer and Y. Jones (eds.) African-Americans in the South: Isssues of Race, Class, and Gender. Athens: University of Georgia Press, pp. 111-122.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; United States, South
  • Mormonism: Catholic, Protestant, Different?
    Johnson, Martin, and Phil Mullins (1992)
    Review of Religious Research 34:1: 51-62.

    Factor analysis of questionnaire data on beliefs & values from Mormons & members of 5 Christian denominations; focuses on similarities & differences between Mormons & others.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Factor analysis; Disciples of Christ; Belief; Mormon, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; United Methodist
  • American Religion in the Post-aquarian Age: Values and Demographic Factors in Church Growth and Decline.
    Perrin, Robin D. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:1: 75-89.

    Presents mean member ages & number of children born to members of 14 denominations, from 1972-85 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • American Religion in the Post-aquarian Age: Values and Demographic Factors in Church Growth and Decline.
    Perrin, Robin D. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:1: 75-89.

    Presents mean member ages & number of children born to members of 14 denominations, from 1972-85 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; United States; Membership; Age; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Church of God; Episcopal
  • A New Typology for Organizations: Market, Bureaucracy, Clan and Mission, with Application to American Denominations.
    Scherer, Ross P. (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:4: 475-498.

    Examines prior studies of various denominations; focuses on the % of members adhering to the denomination of their parents, & data on pastors' views of church organization & mission.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • The Metropolitan Spiritual Churches of Christ: The Socio-religious Evolution of the Largest of the Black Spiritual Associations.
    Baer, Hans A. (1988)
    Review of Religious Research 30:2: 140-150.

    Historical sociological analysis, showing the founding of the church in one congregation, & its growth. There is a trend toward becoming more mainstream protestant & de-emphasizing spiritualist & thaumaturgical traditions.

    Associated Search Terms: Assimilation; Healing; Spiritualist, U.S.A.; African Americans; Metropolitan Spiritual Churches of Christ
  • A New Typology for Organizations: Market, Bureaucracy, Clan and Mission, with Application to American Denominations.
    Scherer, Ross P. (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:4: 475-498.

    Examines prior studies of various denominations; focuses on the % of members adhering to the denomination of their parents, & data on pastors' views of church organization & mission.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Organization; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran Church in America; Disciples of Christ; American Baptist; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church; Episcopal; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.
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